I got into Thrice a few years back with 'Identity Crisis' and 'Illusion of Safety' which are two amazing cd's that showed Thrice's hard rocking, unique Style. Then came 'The Artist In The Ambulance', where in my opinion they lost their unique, diverse sound which I loved so much. Thrice has really pushed there sound to something new on this disc compared to their previous releases which were really good, but not as deep as this. The experimentation with effects like on 'music box' which has a creepy music box sound repeating. For me it is taking a while to get into Vheissu, which I have listened to about ten times now, I think it's one of those things that grows on you. Personally I do not find this album as groundbreaking, so far, as some other reviewers I have read, but for me Vheissu is Thrice progressing there sound to a much higher level than I thought possible. This gives me a good feeling about where Thrice will go in the future, they have opened up a lot of possibility's which I hope they use. I can't tell anyone what to think of Vheissu, just to check it out if their interested. Standout tracks include: between the end and where we lie, the earth will shake, of dust of nations and red sky.
If anyone is looking to expand there musical experience I would also try checking out 'TOOL' or 'THE MARS VOLTA' which are two very unique bands.